Jesus Perez Shocks Diaz; Eric Tudor Flawlessly Beats Ramos!

Joseph Diaz vs Jesus Perez Card Recap

Jesus Perez and Eric Tudor stand victorious
Jesus Perez upsets Jo Jo Diaz and Eric Tudor decisions Luis Ramos

Perez Upsets Diaz While Eric Tudor Wins a One-Sided Decision

After receiving a controversial scorecard, junior welterweight Jesus Perez (25-5, 18KO) scored the upset victory over Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz (33-5, 15KO).

From the opening round, Diaz attacked the body early and often. He fought well off the front foot, behind an educated jab and did a good job of being defensively sound. Yet, Perez was a live dog and came to fight. He was successful in landing good countershots. The Mexican caught a rhythm and threw combinations of punches to overwhelm the former champion.

Things got tense as the fight went into the middle rounds. A frustrated Jo Jo was deducted a point after pushing Perez into the ropes in the fifth round.

It was the high octane work-rate of Perez versus the punch accuracy of Diaz that had the fans screaming in a frenzy. Perez fired off with a flurry of shots, finishing the rounds strong. Yet, Diaz landed the more eye-catching shots to take over the fight in the closing rounds.

One judge saw it 95-94 for Diaz, and the other two judges had it 96-94, 99-90 for Perez. That last score was egregious and doesn’t reflect how close of a fight it was.


Looking to bounce back from his first professional defeat, junior middleweight Eric Tudor (10-1, 6KO) pitched a shutout against Luis Ramos (7-3-1, 7KO).

Tudor fought smart and composed while using the jab to set up an offensive flurry. Furthermore, he used footwork and angles to keep the fight at mid-range. Ramos tried to get inside, but the young prospect would rip off sharp combinations and finish with a body shot.

Tudor was in total control of the fight as he started opening up more offensively. The Floridan did a good job of fighting tall and was landing different variations of the right hand as Ramos threw wild shots out of desperation.

As the fight was coming to a close, Tudor picked up the pace and dealt out a one-sided beatdown en route to unanimous decision. All three judges scored the fight 80-72. This was a good showing for the young prospect, who showed he learned from that defeat and still has a future in the division.

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